Sydney Distance Education High School
The Poetry Object, 2017
Sydney Distance Education High School is a public school committed to excellence and equity in distance education. The largest school provider of flexible blended learning programs in NSW, serving students from just north of Wollongong in the south to Newcastle in the north, and west to the Blue Mountains.
Sydney Distance Education High School will have an opportunity to dive into compelling poetry techniques with poet Lorin Elizabeth.
Students will engage in two workshops on the 24th of May as part of their school's one-day festival Big Day In. Lorin will work with 40 students from Years 7 - 12, inviting them into the world of Poetry Object where they can explore the secrets of a curious object which is special to them.
Lorin Elizabeth is a spoken word poet from Thirroul who co-founded the Enough Said poetry slam in Wollongong and is currently celebrating the release of her first EP Poems.
She spent 2015 living in Brooklyn, NY, performing at events like the Women of the World Poetry Slam, opening for Candy Royalle’s Butch Priestess International Tour and trying to keep her pothos plant Tiffani alive.
Lorin writes with a mix of rhyme and magic realism, and performs with a raw, authentic style. Her content covers social injustice, travel, love, the female experience... and food.
In 2014, she was a Stand Tall Speak Out youth slam mentor across an amazing six-week program. “Teaching Artist” is her favourite hat and she loves the way spoken word breaks down barriers between young people and poetry.
Lorin recently arrived home after her Finding Crossroads USA tour with Rachel Calleja, and has since started knitting a fairy penguin.
Find out more at www.lorinelizabeth.com